Martin Luther

Martin Luther

Titles

Martin Luther

[cda 2011]

Dr. M. Luther

'Später mit Blei noch 'als Mönch''
[Verzeichnis 1826, fol. 67, No. 120][1] [1][Exhib. Cat. Gotha 1994, 49]

Ein brust bildt

'Ein brust bildt auff Holz, klein M.:. [...] Lucas Mahler hindten no. 40'
[Inventar 1644, fol. 1, No. 38][1] [1][Exhib. Cat. Gotha 1994, 49]

Painting on limewood

Medium

Painting on limewood

[Klein, Report 2013]
[Exhib. Cat. Gotha 1994, 49, 214]

Portrait of Martin Luther in half figure turned to the right, in front of dark background. He wears a black robe and holds a scroll in his right hand.

[cda 2022]

Reverse of the panel:

a coat-of-arms: shield with four stars the size of the wooden panel

[Exhib. Cat. Gotha 1994, 49]

Attribution
Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder

[cda 2022]

Production dates
about 1600 or later
1524

Production dates

about 1600 or later

[Exhib. Cat. Gotha 1994, 49]

1524

'1524' [datiert] [Exhib. Cat. Gotha 1994, 49]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 37 x 24.3 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 37 x 24.3 cm

  • [Exhib. Cat. Gotha 1994, 49]

Signature / Dating
- not signed

Signature / Dating

    • not signed
    • top right: inscription with date '1524'
Inscriptions and Labels
- above the sitter's shoulders: 'M' (proper right) and 'L' (proper left)

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - above the sitter's shoulders:
  • 'M' (proper right) and 'L' (proper left)
Owner
Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha
Repository
Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha
Location
Gotha
CDA ID
DE_SMG_SG16
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_SMG_SG16/

Provenance

  • recorded in Gotha Castle since 1826 [Verzeichnis 1826, fol. 67, No. 120][1]

[1][Exhib. Cat. Gotha 1994, 49]

Exhibitions

Weimar 1972
Gotha 1994
Gotha 2001, No. 1.14

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Gotha 2001 1.14
EditorGotha Kultur, Allmuth Schuttwolf
TitleErnst der Fromme (1601-1675), Bauherr und Sammler. Katalog zum 400. Geburtstag Herzog Ernsts I. von Sachsen-Gotha und Altenburg
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication2001
Exhib. Cat. Gotha 1994 49
EditorStiftung Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha
TitleGotteswort und Menschenbild. Werke von Cranach und seinen Zeitgenossen
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication1994
Schade, Schuttwolf 1994 49, 71 1.16 Fig. p. 49, Pl. p. 71
AuthorWerner Schade, Allmuth Schuttwolf
TitleMalerei und Plastik
Publicationin Allmuth Schuttwolf, ed., Gotteswort und Menschenbild. Werke von Cranach und seinen Zeitgenossen, Exhib. Cat. Gotha
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication1994
Pages15-94
Exhib. Cat. Weimar 1972 B
EditorSchlossmuseum Weimar
TitleLucas Cranach 1472-1553. Ein großer Maler in bewegter Zeit
Place of PublicationWeimar
Year of Publication1972
  • Martin Luther, about 1600 or later

Images

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Technical studies

08.04.2013Scientific analysis

  • Identification of wood species / Dendrochronology

Support

Identification of wood species:

'limewood - dating not possible'

[Exhib. Cat. Gotha 1994, 214]

  • analysed by Peter Klein

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